Sunday, 15 August 2021

IND vs ENG: Team India gave another chance to England at Lord's.

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India v England second Test: The second Test between India and England (IND vs ENG) is still at an interesting juncture. Team India scored 364 runs in the first innings. In reply, England scored 391 runs with the help of an unbeaten century by captain Joe Root. This gives him a 27-run lead.

Lord's India are struggling in a five-match series against England. India scored 364 in the first innings of the second Test (IND vs ENG). Opener KL Rahul played the best innings of 129 runs. In reply, England scored 391 in the first innings at the end of the third day's play. Thus, they have a 27-run lead based on the first innings. Captain Joe Root remained unbeaten on 180 runs. There are still two days left in the match. In such a situation, any team can win this match. The first test was a draw. In such a situation, both the teams would like to win this match and take the lead in the series.

The host English team may have taken the lead in the first innings, but Team India is adept at retaliation. The team did it seven years ago at Lord's Ground. In the match played at Lord's in 2014, Team India scored 295 runs in the first innings. Ajinkya Rahane scored 103 runs. In reply, England scored 319 in the first innings. That means he got a 24-run lead. Even after that, Team India had caused a lot of trouble to England by winning this match. Virat Kohli's team would like to repeat this feat.

The team returned in the second innings.

Team India may have lagged behind in the first innings in 2014, but it made a good comeback in the second innings. The team scored 342 in the second innings with the help of half-centuries from Murali Vijay, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja. Thus, England got a target of 319 runs. But the hosts managed only 223 runs in the second innings. Thus, Team India won the match by 95 runs. In the second innings, fast bowler Ishant Sharma took 7 wickets. Once again, they want to do it. Ishant has taken 3 wickets in the first innings of the current Test.

The team has won 2 Tests.

The team is playing its 19th Test at India Lord's. However, the team's record on the field was not good. India have won only 2 Tests. At the same time, the English team has won 12 Tests. 4 matches drawn. In this case, Team India would like to improve the record by winning this match. The team has not won a Test series in England in 14 years. The last time a five-match series was played in England was in 2018, when Team India lost 1-4.

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